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mate in 3 1 Qxe8 any 2 Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Qxf7# if 1... Kh8 then 2 Qxf8#
Others may have pointed this out, but:1. ... Kh82. Qxf8+ Ng8 (2, Qxf8 was not mate)
Someone else (icfseth) pointed out that 1. ... Ng6 protects against 2. Qxf8
i do believe there is a forced mate/smothered mate with 1.Qxf7 Kh8, 2. Qxf8 Ng8 3. Nf7# and if black holds on by playing Neg6 but then white does h6 and its lights out for black
But it wasn't 1.Qxf7 - it was 1.Qxe7, and black has better responses than 1....Kh8
960 puzzle not bad but
But 1.... f6 is a blunder response by black. Try 1. ... h6 or 1. ... Ng6
the problem is 2 easy
A real puzzle. Mirko Marković, 2005 - White to play and win. Replay the puzzle to see some notes ("What if...?").
Nifty - Knight blocks the "crossroads" - whichever black piece pushes through, he blocks the other.
writing this note was harder than solving the puzzle
The best Black can do is 1 ... Ng6, 2 Qxf7+ Kh8, 3 Kxg2, at which point White is up a lot of material and should win easily.
Well, not that much up... Black will trade his dark bishop for the g5 knight, defending the knight with his queen, leaving his g6 knight free to move. Later he can also push the h pawn to threaten the white bishop which caught in g5.
I suppose the puzzle stopped here because black resigned, but since it is the Sunday puzzle (especially designed for those of us with most to learn), I really wish it had shown the play to the end:
I can't find any good next move for black, but here is a couple of lines: 1. ... Bxf1 2. Qxf2+ Kh8 3. Qxf8+ Ng8 4. Nf7#
1. ... h6 2. Qxf2+ Kh8 3. Qxf8+ Ng8 4. Nf7+ Kh7 Now I am unsure of white's next best moves5. Kxg2? Qb7+ 6. f3 Be7! 7. Qxa8 Qxa8 and white's knight at f7 is in bad shape.
Wish I had time to re-analyze.
White threatens mate in 2. I'll list a few lines in the diagram:
Yes, 1. ... Ng6 does protect the f8 knight. However, - I think that after 2. Qxf7+ Kh8, white might do better to push his h-pawn to h5.
Looks more impressive than it really is.
solve in less than 5 secs
they should make sunday puzzles that you have to figure out what the opposite side can do to stop it
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